The featured artist in The Gallery at West Side is Virginia Borghese. Virginia’s show includes landscapes and still-lifes, but features portraits. The artist seeks to capture not the mere likeness of her subjects, but rather that certain glint of eye, curl of lip or tilt of head that will reveal an inner quality that friends and relatives may know, but the stranger must read in the portrait. Twenty-five percent of all sales go to West Side.
West Side has its own community art gallery, lit with natural light from the skylights above.
Sales of work exhibited at the Gallery means a 25% donation to the church. The Gallery operates under the auspices of the Fine Arts Guild of the Worship and Music Council, whose mission is:
- to provide members and visitors with an opportunity to appreciate and enjoy a variety of forms of artistic expression
- to encourage local artists and to inform others about them by providing a display venue
- to continue to foster an appreciation for artistic expression within West Side and as an outreach to the greater community
- to show how God so loves us as to enable the creation of such enriching artistic expression, thus providing us with greater reason and opportunity to offer thanks and praise.
Exhibitions are chosen by a committee of members, chaired by John Ianacone.
To protect the works of art that have been entrusted to us for the duration of each exhibit, no food or beverages are permitted in the gallery. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.